University Education

Environment, Development and Policy (MA)  Merit
University of Sussex  2017-2018

Political Economy of Environment and Development
Critically analysing environmental issues and challenges through the lens of different political economy approaches. Who wins, who loses, how and why. Taking concepts from political economy, political ecology and ecological economics exploring key debates.
Essay titles:
How has international trade legislation affected farmer resilience to climate change in India?
What is the political economy of food waste in the UK and how can it best be explained?

Critical Debates in Development Theory
Examining theories associated with modernisation, dependency, participatory approaches, post-modernism and globalisation.
Essay titles:
Can decolonial thought contribute to development theory?
How has economic development affected the peace process in Northern Ireland?

Livelihoods, Inequalities and Rural Change
Analysing at the interconnectedness of the global, national and local levels in causing change in rural societies. Considering the influence of social relations on rural economic life and, conversely, the influence of rural economic life on social relations.
Research Paper:
Can co-operatives provide a viable and just alternative to neoliberal capitalist development in rural Brazil?

Critical Debates in Environment and Development
Exploring the relationships between poverty, environmental science and policy, and considering how these relations are changing given the globalisation of environmental science and policy.
Research Paper:
Disease Management in Small Woodlands and Gentrification of the UK Countryside. A Case Study of the Hillyfield.

Dissertation: Agroecology in the UK:Scaling Up Sustainable Farming

Agroecology presents a solution to the problems caused by the conventional farming model; it is currently a niche form of farming in the UK. This project explored the barriers that prevent agroecology being scaled up and the opportunities that currently exist to scale up agroecology in the UK. A series of interviews with agroecological farmers, NGOs and government officials were analysed using complex systems theory with a political ecology framing.


International Hospitality Mangement (BA Hons) 1st
University of Brighton  2009-2013

Hospitality Consultancy Prize
Course Representative

Dissertation: Environmental Management Systems in SME’s

My undergraduate helped me to develop a range of skills, including, teamwork developed through group assignments, an integrated approach to problem solving, applying theory to practice, developing effective marketing strategies, learning about the operational aspects of business and presenting myself with confidence through numerous presentations, as well as developing my organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines.